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4 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Belle Isle Castle
Belle Isle Estate, Lisbellaw Co Fermanagh , BT94 5HG
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Belle Isle is owned by the Duke of Abercorn, and magically situated on one of eleven islands on Upper Lough Erne that are owned by the Estate; the original castle dates back to 1680 and has mid-19th century additions
  • Boat Trips
  • Cookery Classes
  • Croquet
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse on site)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Tennis
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Wine Courses
  • Banqueting
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Playground
  • Conference Venue
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - By a lake
  • Location - On an island
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Shop - Gift
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding Venue

Belle Isle Castle

Belle Isle is owned by the Duke of Abercorn, and magically situated on one of eleven islands on Upper Lough Erne that are owned by the Estate; the original castle dates back to 1680 and has mid-19th century additions, including a courtyard and coach house which have been converted to make appealing self-catering accommodation.


The castle itself has a delightfully exclusive away-from-it-all country house atmosphere and is impressively furnished with antiques, striking paintings and dramatic colour schemes (the work of the internationally renowned interior designer, David Hicks); in addition to the eight romantic bedrooms, which all have their special character, guests have use of a magnificent drawing room and also the Grand Hall, complete with minstrels’ gallery, where dinner is served.


Maintenance and housekeeping are immaculate throughout - and full central heating has recently been installed in the dining room and the four bedrooms above it. This romantic place could be the perfect choice for a small wedding: they are licensed to hold civil weddings and the courtyard accommodation is available to guests.


There are many wonderful things to do in this idyllically beautiful area - fishing is an obvious first choice but there are also golf courses nearby, field sports can be arranged and there are historic houses and gardens to visit.


And another tempting idea, perhaps, might be to attend a course at thel Belle Isle School of Cookery, which is independently operated on site and offers an extensive range of courses of varying lengths throughout the year. [Cookery School: Tel 028 6638 7231; www.irishcookeryschool.com]

Small weddings (30). Rooms 8 (7 en-suite, 1 with private bathroom, 1 shower only, 1 family, all no smoking). B&B £70-90 pps, ss £20; children welcome (under 5s free in parents' room, cot available without charge; playground). Pets allowed in some areas. No SC. Residents D daily, 8pm, £45; wines from £10.50. Garden, walking, fishing, tennis. *Self-catering also offered in 10 apartments & 3 cottages, with 1-3 bedrooms; larger groups may use both castle & apartments. Open all year. Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 23-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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From Belfast, take A4 to Lisbellaw - follow signs to Carrybridge.

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